What Was I Thinking
August 6, 2007
I had a funny/odd thought recently while I was doing laundry. I was emptying the dryer, and it was one of those loads that was all shirts and didn’t seem to have an end. Around the four hundredth shirt, I got annoyed and thought, “What we need is someone to invent a hanging-up machine.”
A picture flashed in my mind of a woman scrubbing her clothes over those scrubbing boards (was there a technical term for them?) and saying, “What we need is someone to invent a machine to wash clothes for us.”
And then I pictured a woman sitting beside a running river, her hands in fists as her bearskin floated away with the current, and she said, “What we need is someone to invent a container for water so our bearskins quit floating away.”
Okay, don’t know if that last lady ever existed or not, but needless to say, I felt pretty silly for complaining about having to hang up my machine-washed and -dried laundry. Maybe someday there’ll be a machine to hang up clothes (someone please get to work on that!), but for now I’m thankful for my washer and dryer.
Long may they live.